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This event took place on Sunday, June 23, 2019

Thank you to all the cyclists and volunteers who made our 50th year a success!

Fox Valley Bicycle & Ski Club's 
Annual Swedish Days Ride Celebrates its 50th Year in 2019!
New Ride Start  -  New Routes

SWD 2019 artwork 

Sunday, June 23
Maple Park, Illinois - Kane County

Now in its 50th year, the Swedish Days ride remains one of the premier road bike tours held in northern Illinois. This year features a new start location, rest stops and all new routes. The ride starts and ends at Kaneland High School 47 W 326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park, Illinois. From there all routes travel quiet and scenic paved roads of rural Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties. Along the way enjoy frequent rest stops stocked with thirst-quenching beverages and energizing food.

Fox Valley Bicycle & Ski Club uses the net proceeds from this event to support the efforts of organizations promoting cycling and outdoor activities throughout Northern Illinois such as the League of American Bicyclists, Ride Illinois, Active Transportation Alliance, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Illinois Prairie Path and Project Mobility. Our event has no affiliation with the Geneva Chamber of Commerce's Swedish Days Festival.

2019 Routes

Routes include 25-Miles, 50-Miles, 62-Miles (Metric Century),
100-Miles (Century), and 124-Miles (Double Metric). All distances are approximate and subject to change until early June.

Ride with GPS Routes: 
26 Mile Loop 50 Mile Loop 66 Mile Loop 101 Mile Loop 127 mile route 
Disclaimer: We prepared these routes so riders with GPS units would have electronic course information to follow. Please use these routes as an additional tool along with the road markings, signs and maps. 

Cue Sheets and Maps:

 50th Anniversary T-Shirts and Jerseys 

Primal Jerseys:   

Men's and women's sizes available.
Pre-orders no longer accepted. Ordering closed on April 15. A few jerseys may be available to buy on the day of the ride.

Moisture-Wicking T-shirts:
Men's sizes  S - XXXL   $25
Women's sizes S - XL   $25 
Pre-orders no longer accepted. Ordering closed May 28. A few t-shirts will be available to buy on the day of the ride.

2019 SDR t-shirt

Due to differences in the way a color looks digitally compared to on fabric, the blue shades in the images may not be the exact shade of blue on the jerseys and T-shirts. 


          Polar Insulated Water Bottles


  20 oz club water bottle            24 oz club water bottle

Water bottles 

featuring the FVBSC logo:
20 oz. - 

24 oz. - $10   
May be ordered until June 21st or as long as supplies last.



A limited number of bottles may also be available on the day of the ride.


Pre-registration Online until Friday, June 21

Register online for a chance to win a $50 VISA gift card. Rider must pick up the gift card in person on the day of the ride.

$25 for single rider 
$40 for family (1-2 adults, children under 18)

Rain or Shine - no refunds.

*Non-members will be charged a $2 convenience fee by Club Express.

    Day of Ride Registration - Sunday, June 23

Cash, check or credit card accepted on the day of the ride.

$35 for single rider 
$50 for family (1-2 adults, children under 18)


Day of Ride Information

  • Check-in 6:00 to 9:30 AM
  • Each rider must sign waiver and wear a wristband
  • 100/124-mile riders must be on the road by 8:00 AM
  • Wristband, map and cue sheet are available at registration
  • All riders are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet
  • Riders must be off the course by 4:00 PM

Ride Support

Rest Stops: Routes include well-placed rest stops with plenty of cold water, beverages, fruit, sandwiches and snacks. Wrist bands used to identify registered riders.

Route Directions: Maps, cue sheets, GPS routes and road markings available.

SAG: Radio-equipped cars patrol routes from 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM for your safety and convenience. Mechanics available at the start for minor adjustments. Riders are responsible for fixing flat tires.

Refreshments available at the end of the ride. 

Check out our guides:

Which Route is Best For Me?

will be updated for 2019 soon

Swedish Days Ride Time Analysis

  Google Map Ride Location